Brett Apter Wins World Series of Poker Circuit High Roller

The World Series of Poker Circuit continues to be ripe with action with the recent stop at Harrah’s Las Vegas resulting in several big wins for poker pros and amateurs alike. Brett Apter, a WSOP bracelet holder, recently won his second gold ring by winning the $2,200 High Roller event. The winner was able to defeat the 86 player field to earn $55,084 for his efforts.

Final Day of Play

Apter came into the final day being 3rd in chips with 380,000, tied with another player in this spot. He would work the table and build his stack to make it to heads-up play to take on Patrick Truong in the final round.

A total of 30 players would return on the final day and the action would start quickly with the first elimination coming in just a few minutes after the cards were first dealt. Once the bubble was burst, players were taken out rather quickly to leave Apter and Truong in heads-up play.

When heads-up began, Apter would start with a 2 to 1 chip lead. However, he would lose every hand from the start so the chip lead was reversed very quickly. After twenty minutes, the two went on break and according to Apter, the break was what he needed.

He went into the bathroom and washed his face and basically pumped himself up. Apter stated that he drew from his bracelet run in his mind and used that to tell himself that he would do anything to win because he wanted it more than anything.

After the break was over, the two players would come back and the battle would last about two hours. Both players had a huge chip lead but Apter would take the final lead eventually and leave Truong with under five big blinds. In the end, Apter’s lead would help him secure the title win and Truong would have to settle for second place.

Apter was excited over the win and his earning a second WSOP ring. The win pushes his WSOP earnings to more than $700,000. On the win, Apter stated that he is really lucky to have his friends here whwen he wins and it’s the best feeling in the world.

High Roller Final Table Results:

Place Player Prize
First Brett Apter $52,084
Second Patrick Truong $32,188
Third Ryan Awwad $21,576
Fourth Ryan Hohner $15,001
Fifth Joo Park $10,834
Sixth Pavel Milanov $8,139
Seventh Frederick Conforti $6,370
Eighth Peter Park $5,205


The WSOPC at the Harrah’s in Las Vegas will be completed by tomorrow. The WSOPC will then take a break until January 2nd when the Choctaw Durant will play host. The tour stop will run from January 2nd until January 14th. The Thunder Valley Casino in Sacramento will begin offering WSOPC action on January 9th through the 20th. During the same time frame, the Horseshoe Tunica will play host to the series as well, from January 16th until the 27th.

Jacqueline Packett
Jacqueline Packett